Groven Piano Project

[IMAGE Groven-piano]
Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival
2 May 2002
- Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

The North American premiere of the Groven Piano took place on May 2, 2002 at the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival.  Three Yamaha Disklavier Uprights--each customed-tuned to create a 36-tone scale based on acoustically pure intervals. The pianists performed on a silent Yamaha GranTouch which controlled the Disklaviers via a computer interface. The presentation included a lecture and demonstration by the instrument's developer, David Loberg Code, music professor at Western Michigan University, and performances by Silvia Roederer, Kirill Gerstein, Igor Fedotov, Brad Wong, and Scott Thornburg.

Listen to excerpts from the performance:

Bach - Sarabande in B minor

Beethoven - "God Save the King" (in tune & out)

Groven - Balladetone (tuning comparison)

Hindemith - The Swan

Mr. GT - Blues

Bruch - Trio for Clarinet, Viola & Piano

Brahms - Sonata for Viola & Piano

Antheil - Sonata for Trumpet & Piano

Bach - Sarabande in D major

Read articles about the Gilmore presentation:
Kalamazoo Gazette * WMU News * Gazette Preview

Thanks to the following people and institutions for their support:
Mike Bates, Yamaha Corporation of America; Shirk's Pianos and Organs, Mishawaka, IN; Yat-Lam Hong; Miller Auditorium; WMU Faculty Research and Creative Activities Support Fund; Eivind Grovens Institutt for Renstemming; U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation; Norsk Kulturråd; Western Michigan University School of Music and many others.

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Dr. David Loberg Code
Associate Professor of Music
School of Music
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: 616.373.6877